Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Mr Helicopter is not your friend

Turkey Shoot Iraq style!

Update:

I found more info. on this clip- it wasn't a helo as the first link indicated.

This video was taken from an AC130 Specter gunship (plane) two and a half miles away. The guys in the picture are setting up a roadside bomb and planning to ambush an American convoy that followed a short while after the pictures were taken. They were setting up for the ambush and were pacing off the distance the bomb to where the convoy was to pass by.

They were hit with a 40mm cannon. Which is a real shooter when you turn on the laser!

7 comments:

Barnsley Bill said...

excuse the expletive please.
FUCK, that was war porn at its best.

Murray said...

Those guys need to work on knowing their weapon states before they squeeze the tit.

Is the knobs on the ground had any kind of shoulder launched anti air in the area that ranging cock up was enough to tell them where to aim and give them the time to do it.

KG said...

I doubt they'll be getting any complaints from the clients, Murray. ;-)

Murray said...

Never hurts to be professional where the lead is flying.

Anonymous said...

a plane? really? great flick but how does a plane hover like that?

Brian Smaller said...

This is an old clip. I saw it several years ago. I kind of think it would be hard to keep taht angle from a gunship that was circling around. Surely it was a chopper. But as Bill saya - it is War Porn. It should be shown on the nightly news just like they show Jihadi films of US troops being blown up by roadside bombs.

Anonymous said...

Aah! The 40mm Bofors. When you really need to reach out and take the shine off someone's day.